Comparative Methods in History & Social Sciences, Russia

Deadline: 15 August 2013
Open to: international graduate students at the advanced stage of their research, doctoral researchers and post-docs.
Venue: 28 September – 1 October 2013 in Perm, Russian Federation


The Center for Comparative History and Political Studies has announced the open call for applications for the International Workshop Comparative Methods in History and Social Sciences: Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Approach that will take place in Perm, Russia, from 28 September to 1 October 2013.

This workshop will focus on discussing the perspectives of mutual methodological and conceptual enrichment between historical and social sciences. Are historical narratives merely raw material for the theorizing of social scientists? Or historical methods could alternate the viewpoint of the latter? How legitimate is the use of mainstream quantitative or other inferential techniques from political and social sciences in history?

The aim is to arrive to some fruitful and feasible solutions or at least more informed reflection regarding these trade-offs by uniting experienced scholars from both academic realms, young scholars, and graduate student. The participants will have an opportunity to look at the links between history and social sciences from a new standpoint, to consider new possibilities and challenges that open up in front of them.

You can check the preliminary program HERE.


The Workshop is primarily dedicated to graduate students on the advanced stage of their research, doctoral researchers and post-docs. The preferences will be given to those applicants whose research projects are based on their own empirical data. All participants are expected to be fluent in English, sufficient to contribute to the discussion and produce brief written response papers when required.


Prospective applicants should submit:

  • application form ( can be downloaded HERE)
  • motivation letter (1 page max)
  • outline of a research project (2 pages max)
  • CV (3 pages max)

All documents should be sent to

With the financial support of the Open Society Foundations, the successful applicants will be offered travel grants for covering travel expenses and accommodation. Travel grant application form will be distributed among the successful applicants no later than 15 August 2013.

If you have further questions you can contact Aleksey Giliёv or Margarita Zavadskaya at For more information please visit the official website HERE.

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